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Lyriel - 'Paranoid Circus' (Whiterock Records) Print E-mail
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Written by Russ P   
Saturday, 06 February 2010 10:11

Paranoid_Circus_Cover_thmbWith a sleeve credit that boasts special guest artist Simon Jager, the German voice actor for Heath Ledger, Matt Damon and Josh Hartnett no less, Russ P realises that he's in uncharted territory. So, with pike firmly in hand Russ dons a leather jerkin and heads off to deepest darkest Germany in search of Lyriel's 'Paranoid Circus'.

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Cadence Delicate – ‘Sa’ (Self Released) Print E-mail
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Written by David Whistance   
Saturday, 06 February 2010 09:45
SaCoverthmbMixing Indian mantras, jazz, progressive rock, samba, experimental world music, classical and let's not forget metal, Cadence Delicate's album 'Sa' has David Whistance's head in an 'aggressive progressive' spin.
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Vincent And The Onepotts - 'Devils Eye' (Voodoo 13 Records) Print E-mail
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Written by Dom Daley   
Thursday, 04 February 2010 22:00

vincentthumbLong available as a download only, the debut from UK punk 'n' rollers Vincent And The Onepotts gets a deserved physical release next month. Read on as Dom Daley lists several reason why you should make it yours....

 

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Jon Oliva’s Pain – ‘Festival’ (AFM Records) Print E-mail
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Written by David Whistance   
Thursday, 04 February 2010 20:12

Pain_Festival_thmbOn the eve of Jon Oliva's Pain's fourth release 'Festival', we asked David Whistance to find out if this 'Festival' was going to be a full on Monsters Of Rock event or one of them V type picnics with music, that no self respecting metal fan would be seen dead at?

 

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Kenni DeNile - 'Dreamer' (Self Released) Print E-mail
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Written by David Prince   
Thursday, 04 February 2010 15:03

kennithumbWith mentions of Tyketto, Shotgun Symphony, Beau Hill and Desmond Child, you can guess where Dave Prince is going with this review of Kenni DeNile's self released album - AOR heaven........

 

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Blaze Bayley - 'Promise And Terror' (Blaze Bayley Recordings) Print E-mail
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Written by Matt Phelps   
Sunday, 31 January 2010 15:16

blazethumbIron man or iron hoof? Does Blaze Bayley's latest bash deserve a big break or does he lack the balls to bang about with the big boys in 2010? Matt Phelps checks out 'Promise And Terror', Bayley's new album released on his own label and produced by former bandmate Jase Edwards.

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Oppressor - 'The Solstice Of Agony And Corrosion' (Mortal Music) Print E-mail
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Written by Darrel Sutton   
Tuesday, 26 January 2010 15:37

1aoppthmDarrel Sutton checks out the impressive Oppressor retrospective that comes complete with a bonus DVD and a couple of real gems disguised as Ozzy Osbourne and Motley Crue cover versions...

 

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Internal Disfunction - 'Strangers In Your Own Town' (Self Released) Print E-mail
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Written by Dom Daley   
Tuesday, 26 January 2010 14:36

1ainterthm"When the Kohl hits the eye of a big sleazy guy..." sings Dom Daley as he dips a snakeskin-clad toe into Italian waters to review the new EP by Internal Disfunction.....

 

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Angels Of Babylon - 'Kingdom Of Evil (Metal Heaven Records) Print E-mail
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Written by Darrel Sutton   
Sunday, 24 January 2010 22:02

1angelthmBoasting a band line-up that features ex-members of both Manowar and Megadeth, Angels Of Babylon deserved to be reviewed by a true metal mutha. Darrel Sutton has to decide if 'Kingdom Of Evil' is a power metal feast or a false metal finger buffet....

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Toxic Holocaust - 'Evil Never Dies/Hell On Earth' (Reissues) - (Relapse) Print E-mail
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Written by Darrel Sutton   
Saturday, 23 January 2010 22:43

1atoxthmCapitalising on the current resurgence of honest-to-goodness thrash and the success of Toxic Holocaust's third album 'An Overdose Of Death', Relapse re-issue their 2003 debut 'Evil Never Dies' and 2005 sophomore release 'Hell On Earth'. Darrel Sutton summons the beast and checks them out.....

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Lostprophets - 'The Betrayed' (Visible Noise/Sony Music) Print E-mail
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Written by Johnny H   
Wednesday, 20 January 2010 14:54

Betrayed._thmbAfter a scrapped album and rumours of behind the scenes interference, Lostprophets installed bassist Stuart Richardson in the producer's hot seat and set about making their fourth album, 'The Betrayed'. Johnny H investigates.....

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Plastic Tears - 'Nine Lives Never Dies' (Propaganda Records) Print E-mail
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Written by Dom Daley   
Thursday, 04 February 2010 22:20

plasticthmGutter rockers Plastic Tears make their Über Röck debut with a slab of sleaze wrapped in luscious leaopard print. Find out if these fuck ups from Finland floated the boat of Dom Daley with 'Nine Lives Never Dies'.......

 

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Marty Friedman - 'Tokyo Jukebox' (Mascot Records) Print E-mail
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Written by Russ P   
Thursday, 04 February 2010 20:20
tokyojukebox_thmbHe started life in Hawaii, and then made a Cacophony with Jason Becker, before jumping ship to 'Risk' it all for worldwide fame with Megadeth. So just what is playing on Marty Friedman's 'Tokyo Jukebox'? Russ P investigates his all new J-Pop instrumental album.
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All Time Low - 'MTV Unplugged' (Hopeless Records) Print E-mail
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Written by David Prince   
Thursday, 04 February 2010 15:13

allthumbIt took Kiss over two decades to get the MTV Unplugged treatment - New pop rock kids on the block All Time Low get it in just over two minutes. Dave Prince helps you decide whether the wait was worth it.....

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Rob Zombie - 'Hellbilly Deluxe 2' (Roadrunner/Loud & Proud) Print E-mail
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Written by Gaz E   
Sunday, 31 January 2010 18:55

1ahellthumbWith a slasher sequel and an 11th hour change of record label pushing the release of this new album into the new decade, Rob Zombie returns to what he, arguably, does best - making skullcrushing rock records......

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Lions – ‘Let No One Fall’ (Maybe) Print E-mail
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Written by Johnny H   
Friday, 29 January 2010 07:13

Lions_Let_No_One_Fall_thmbapproved_smallRecorded and released as a six-track taster for the band's recent UK tour with Monster Magnet, 'Let No One Fall' sees Texan four piece Lions ready to rip you limb from limb. Dare you step foot into their musical jungle? 

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Eight Legs - 'Best Of Me' (Bootleg Records) Print E-mail
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Written by David Prince   
Tuesday, 26 January 2010 14:53

1a8thmThe two-legged melodic music maestro otherwise known as Dave 'The' Prince checks out an eight-legged young UK band who appear to veer very close to the dreaded "I" word.......

 

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December Peals - 'People Have Demons' (Chorus Of One Records) Print E-mail
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Written by David Prince   
Monday, 25 January 2010 20:40

1adecWith a scary cover to negotiate, Dave Prince turns on all the lights as he checks out German noiseniks December Peals. The sound that he discovers is not quite what he was expecting...

 

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State Of Rock - 'A Point Of Destiny' (Metal Heaven Records) Print E-mail
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Written by Dom Daley   
Sunday, 24 January 2010 21:14

1astatethmVocalist Tony Mills has shattered glasses with both Shy and TNT but now has a new melodic rock outfit and we asked the Prince of the Power Ballad, Mr Dominic Daley, to set his synth to stun as he checked out the State Of Rock....

 

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You Me At Six - 'Hold Me Down' (Virgin/EMI) Print E-mail
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Written by David Prince   
Friday, 22 January 2010 15:11

1ayoumeathmWith the cries of adoration still ringing in their ears after touring the UK as support to Paramore, the much-fancied You Me At Six release their second album 'Hold Me Down' and we asked the not-as-much-fancied David Prince to investigate....

 

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Wolfmother - 'Cosmic Egg' (Island/Interscope) Print E-mail
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Written by Kim Thore   
Wednesday, 20 January 2010 14:42

Cosmic_Egg_thmbReleased at the tail end of 2009, 'Cosmic Egg' is the second album from Australian rockers Wolfmother. As the band starts their first trip around the globe touring said album we asked Kim Thore to witness the band's 'New Moon Rising'.

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